Author: Gallonio, Antonio, d. 1605
Subject: Martyrs; Torture; Persecution
Publisher: Paris : Carrington
Book contributor: University of Toronto - CRRS Library for Renaissance Studies
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June 21, 2009
...put out the English translation of this a number of years ago. They added an appendix by an MD RE: the physical death of the Christ. They also added some illustrations of the torture techniques by famous artists and infamous murderers (like Charles Manson, Crispin Glover, Daniel Clowes, and Richard Ramirez). I think it's out of print, but if you can find one, it's pretty amazing.
January 28, 2008
Reads a lot like History of Torture
Covering our dark past, this book documents various actions against Christian martyrs. There are a range of plates that have descriptions. I can't read French but Babel Fish translated the headings and the figure captions well enough to establish what is going on. A quality edition to a comprehensive library.
January 19, 2008
To hippy fascist tendencies
"I suggest that this book be kept out of reach of children, and unstable individuals"and I suggest that you mind you're own bussiness.
(We really don't need not even a bit more of censorship
Focus on the martyres: you'll learn more.
November 16, 2007
Just for english speakers who might nont understand french
Although the book is in french, it is a translation of an italian book, so stop being so "anti-france".
The introduction clearly states that it has been translated because the subject is so odd...
September 29, 2006
We are specialists
France has always been a great country for murders and torture. It's a heavy past to carry. But what we have done in the past, many people do that now. Isn't it worse ?
December 30, 2005
Lucky Bush Can't Read French
His military trainers look like they can.
C'est la vie... under the GOP.
April 3, 2005
Keep out of reach of children (and immature adults)
Being a French speaker, I found this book quite disturbing, describing the most horrible torments afflicted to Christian Martyrs, as well as other historical figures from antiquity.
Is this work an example of sensationalism from times bygone, or a well researched thesis on man's inhumanity to man?
I suggest that this book be kept out of reach of children, and unstable individuals.
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